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FACT - Friends of Alum Creek and Tributaries

FACT - Friends of Alum Creek and Tributaries

Volunteers working to preserve and protect the quality & beauty of the Alum Creek watershed and promo

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Stay tuned for FACT adopted interchange cleaning location.

Goose lunch in the middle of the frozen Alum Creek near Westerville's Main St bridge. Dec. 26, 2022 photo by Westerville's renowned photographer GaryWestervilleOH.IOvilleOH.IOI had less than a minute to make this photo as the bald eagle eating a goose in the middle of Alum Creek just south of the Main Street bridge decided the crowd that suddenly gathered to watch it eat its meal was too much and flew to another location. Without the remainder of the goose. I'm sure it was on the ice much longer but I had less than a minute before it flew away. ... See MoreSee Less

Goose lunch in the middle of the frozen Alum Creek near Westervilles Main St bridge.  Dec. 26, 2022 photo by Westervilles renowned photographer Gary Gardiner WestervilleOH.IO

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Wow, what a capture. And poor, hungry eagle, unable to finish lunch!

Please try to keep the salt in our oceans and out of our freshwaters.Winter weather PSA: Rock salt will NOT work well for this storm, Columbus!
Sodium chloride can't melt ice in temperatures lower than 15 degrees Fahrenheit. Other products like Calcium Chloride or Magnesium Chloride create their own heat, so they work in lower temperatures, but may harm pet paws or certain surfaces like newer concrete. Sand can be used to provide traction on compacted slick spots that may not melt for a while. Just remember that all of these products send pollution to local waterways, so while they can be important safety tools, try to use them sparingly!
The most eco-friendly way to remove snow and ice is to bundle up and use a shovel or scraper. Getting out to shovel before the storm ends can help keep ice and snow from compacting and being difficult to remove later on.
Stay safe and warm these next few days!
www.franklinswcd.org/salt-smart
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Please try to keep the salt in our oceans and out of our freshwaters.

Please protect yourselves, our pets and our waterwaysWinter weather PSA: Rock salt will NOT work well for this storm, Columbus!
Sodium chloride can't melt ice in temperatures lower than 15 degrees Fahrenheit. Other products like Calcium Chloride or Magnesium Chloride create their own heat, so they work in lower temperatures, but may harm pet paws or certain surfaces like newer concrete. Sand can be used to provide traction on compacted slick spots that may not melt for a while. Just remember that all of these products send pollution to local waterways, so while they can be important safety tools, try to use them sparingly!
The most eco-friendly way to remove snow and ice is to bundle up and use a shovel or scraper. Getting out to shovel before the storm ends can help keep ice and snow from compacting and being difficult to remove later on.
Stay safe and warm these next few days!
www.franklinswcd.org/salt-smart
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Please protect yourselves, our pets and our waterways

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Thanks to our spontaneous volunteers for yesterday's further work on our Mock Park prairie pollinator field. Native wildflower & grass seeds were broadcast on the acre area. ... See MoreSee Less

Thanks to our spontaneous volunteers for yesterdays further work on our Mock Park prairie pollinator field. Native wildflower & grass seeds were broadcast on the acre area.Image attachmentImage attachment+7Image attachment

FACT is spontaneously going to continue working at the Columbus Mock Park field tomorrow Saturday Dec. 10th 10AM.
We were quite pleased to have 26 volunteers last Saturday, but we ran out of time & energy to strip the entire field. If you can, please bring your own steel rakes and gloves We're working on the east side of the Willis Athletic building, 2520 Mock Road. goo.gl/maps/A99rpesVWAXbstTK9 Thanks
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FACT is spontaneously going to continue working at the Columbus Mock Park field tomorrow Saturday Dec. 10th 10AM.
We were quite pleased to have 26 volunteers last Saturday, but we ran out of time & energy to strip the entire field. If you can, please bring your own steel rakes and gloves Were working on the east side of the Willis Athletic building, 2520 Mock Road. https://goo.gl/maps/A99rpesVWAXbstTK9  Thanks

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Thanks to the 26 volunteers for helping FACT prep the 1-acre field for wildflowers & native grasses. Much thatch was raked off, resulting with some blister and well exercised arms.